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Apr. 5th, 2011 10:53 am
tricksters_queen: An Amy Brown print I own and love: Euphoria  Beautiful piece! (Euphoria)
::SQUEE::

So, I had a lovely interview last week. Now, I have a (p/t) job! I'm very excited. :D It's a server position at a rather nice restaurant, and it'll only be a couple of shifts a week, and I can keep looking for a full time job, but I'll be out of the house (or bookstore!) for at least a little while each week! Yay!!!

::laughter:: Go figure, though, with my orientation being tomorrow, that I pretty much can't work until the 19th... :p Well, I guess I can work later this week and the first couple of days of next week, but still... I need to have off the 13th-18th because I all ready had stuff planned. The woman who interviewed and hired me said that wasn't a problem at all, but I still feel a little funny about it...lol.

Whee!!!! Can't wait!!!
tricksters_queen: dragon in golden light (dragon sun)
Dear Universe:


Sweet Goddess above us, please let this work out!

I have an interview on Tuesday. That's about the extent of what I'm currently willing to say on the matter. ::laughter::

I don't know if it's for full or part time. Right now, so long as they hire me, I don't care. :) Okay, I suppose that's not really true. All the same, for this particular position it would probably be in my best interests for it to be part time. Either way, though, I have the possibility of work.

Please, please, please, let me get this job.

Thanks,
~Me :)
tricksters_queen: "pretty" does not mean "safe" - which most of Royo's work makes me think of (Royo)
I did not get the job at Nordstrom. I am okay with this. In fact, it is practically a relief to me.

I had no idea what to think of the commission base pay. I've never depended on commission before, it's only ever been in addition to my hourly pay. I think the stress might have killed me. Well, less so if it were a part time job while I was working a normal full time one, but as my only source of income? Ouch, scary.

So, on with the next! Come on, world, I've sent out enough positive energy in my life to sustain plenty. Time to pay it forward. ;)
tricksters_queen: A line from "Book of Endings" by Adam Pascal - a song of his I really enjoy (book of endings)
I applied on Monday, had a phone interview on Tuesday, and today I did a face-to-face interview. This is for Nordstrom, which will be opening in the mall shortly. I think it went pretty well.

I'll know within seven days if I've gotten a position with them. Even if it's a no, this is probably the best news I've gotten in weeks. ::laughter:: It was a boost to my spirits, certainly.

Wish me luck! ;)
tricksters_queen: "pretty" does not mean "safe" - which most of Royo's work makes me think of (Royo)
So... I am not even sure where to begin. I had a crappy few days. Friday, I had to stop my job search because I was in a black mood. Two people didn't show up for the game, so my husband wound up running a one shot for the two who did show up, while I ran my NPC (Puck, of course). They appeared to have fun, so that's good. All the same, I've had better days.

Saturday was not better. In fact, it was worse. ::shrugs:: I woke up Saturday morning, in tears, because apparently I am more stressed than I thought about my mom; I had a nightmare about her dying. My upset was bad enough that I actually felt the need to call her to make sure she was okay. This is after I woke up my husband with crying, mind you. I was scatterbrained for the entire rest of the day. On top of having a near breakdown about my mom and my stress of looking for a job, a friend asked me if I could step up and be her maid of honor, because her best friend had lost her marbles for whatever reason and changed her mind about it with only a few months until the wedding. I didn't take this terribly well, but managed to politely decline. I'm too stressed as it is, double dosing my anti-anxiety herbal; I do not believe I am capable of being anyone's maid of honor at the moment. Happily, my friend is understanding - she just hadn't thought about my situation prior to asking.
The best part of Saturday was visiting another friend in the hospital and getting to hold her new baby girl and sing to her. She's adorable. I'm in love. No, I still do not want kids, but babies do kind of equal hope.

Yesterday. I spent most of the day and night over at my parents' place. That turned out to be the best thing I could have done for myself - and in particular, for my sanity. First of all, I got to see my mom, and she was feeling pretty good, so that made me feel a lot better. Secondly, I got some laundry done - a much needed thing, I must say. ::laughter:: Thirdly, we watched the Academy Awards, which was...well, I won't say fun, but I got to explain a lot of references and such to my mom and that was fun. Most importantly, however, I found out that my brother finally actually called our mom. I really can not explain how much of a relief that was for me to learn. ::laughter:: They hadn't spoken in years; it is a pretty big deal. Better than that, is that they had an hour long conversation.

Last, but not least, today: I put in an application online for the Nordstrom that will be opening up in the mall in April. I got an email response that my answers seem to indicate that I am qualified (ha, ha, la-di-da. Sorry, but that should be obvious.), and so I now have a phone interview tomorrow. I think the job I technically applied for is probably commission based, but who knows. When they talk to me, perhaps they will decide that I am better qualified for an office position or something in HR instead of the sales floor. That would be bloody brilliant. Who knows? First things first, though; my foot is in the door, and that is a good thing. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will land something, even part time, to help out. If I manage something full time, that will be a best case scenario. :)

Alas

Feb. 21st, 2011 01:47 pm
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I have yet to have obtained gainful employment. Alas. ::laughter::
On the other hand, I did get a couple of new leads on possible jobs, so keep your fingers crossed. I sure am. ::laughter::

As of yet, I am not anxiety-ridden or even all that upset about my lack of employment. Unemployment will cover my bills, so we'll survive, assuming I can find a position in the near future. Hunting for one sucks, though. ::laughter:: It really, really does. I have always hated job searching. It's crazy stressful, and constantly makes you wonder why you either seem to be over or under qualified for any position you happen to lay eyes on. :p I just got two e-mails at the end of last week explaining both of those, one for each. What the frell. At least the one I was over qualified for bothered to tell me that I interviewed very well! ::laughter:: Have to look at the positive, or drown. Swimming can be tiring, but it's better than being dead!

I'm afraid that I don't have much good news on the home front, either. My mom was diagnosed with Stage II lung cancer. She'll be going through her third chemo regiment this week - half way through. The cancer is responding, which is good, but she's got complications, which is really bad. And scary. She has a blood clot. The meds to help dissolve it are expensive as all get out. AFTER insurance and Medicare, it's $1,700/mo. Which is insane. Who the bloody hell can afford that shit? My parents are looking into medical aid. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for them, too. My dad's kind of freaking out. Mom tries to pass off everything like it's no big deal, but my dad...he's just in an awful place right now.

So, for news that isn't really depressing and stressful... Let me see...
Oh, right! :) I ran my first ever game of D&D (well, Pathfinder) on Friday! :) It went decently, considering... ::laughter:: One of my players was too sick to show up, and another had to leave a little early, so we didn't get terribly far. Still, those that were able to join for a while seemed to have fun, which is kind of the point. And I have a week to shore up the second half of what I was planning for them to go through last Friday for this Friday instead, which makes me happy, because I wasn't as comfortable with the second half. NPC's are...interesting. ::laughter:: Speaking of which, I think I'm going to get to some of that writing I need to get done.
tricksters_queen: dragon in golden light (dragon sun)
So, I thought I should post a bit of good news.

First of all, it looks like I'm going to get more per week from unemployment than I was expecting.

Secondly, I have my first interview on Monday. Yay! ::laughter::

I also have a couple of other leads, so hey. :) Life is on the up, right? ::laughter::

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